Florence Pugh and Paul Mescal spark 'dating' speculation after attending Baftas bash

Florence Pugh (L) and Paul Mescal (R) pictured at Sunday’s Baftas (Getty)
Florence Pugh (L) and Paul Mescal (R) pictured at Sunday’s Baftas (Getty)
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Florence Pugh and Paul Mescal have sparked speculation they are dating following Sunday night’s Baftas.

The screen stars were two of the big names in attendance at the prestigious film awards held at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Mescal, 28, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Andrew Haigh’s All Of Us Strangers, but lost out to Robert Downey Jr. while Pugh’s film, Oppenheimer, won Best Film on the night.

Following the event, Pugh, also 28, was pictured party-hopping until the early hours of the morning, first at the Universal bash at the Nomad Hotel before attending Netflix’s party at the Chiltern Firehouse.

The Dune: Part Two star reportedly stayed at Marylebone hotspot for the night where she was spotted mingling with Mescal as well as other celebs such as Rosamund Pike, Lily James, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

A source told The Sun: “Florence and Paul move in the same circles and have been mates for some time.

Pugh and Mescal pictured at a pre-Oscars party in 2023 (Getty Images for CAA)
Pugh and Mescal pictured at a pre-Oscars party in 2023 (Getty Images for CAA)

“If their friendship moved into something more romantic no one would be surprised.”

The Standard has contacted Florence Pugh and Paul Mescal’s representatives for comment.

In October, it was revealed that Pugh had split from photographer Charlie Gooch after a year of dating due to her busy Hollywood career.

Her romance with Gooch came months after Pugh revealed that she had split from former Scrubs star Zach Braff, 47.The former couple started dating in 2019, and the actress confirmed they had quietly broken up in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in 2022.

She told the outlet: “We’ve been trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it’s been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on.

“We just felt something like this would really do us the benefit of not having millions of people telling us how happy they are that we’re not together.

“So we’ve done that… I automatically get a lumpy throat when I talk about it.”

Pugh, who worked with Braff on the film, A Good Person, previously spoke to Vogue about why she believed there was so much interest in their relationship.

She said in 2023: “They imagined me with someone younger and someone in blockbusters.

“I think young relationships in Hollywood are so easily twisted because they add to the gossip sites. It’s exciting to watch. And I think I was in a relationship that didn’t do any of that.”

Meanwhile, Mescal previously dated Grammy winning singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers from 2020 to 2022.